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Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers during times of need,” organizer Brad Salzmann said in a news release. In Vermont, the teams follow the service areas of local …

Residents Consider Energy as Companies Compete

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hanover — As the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission considers applications from two competing utilities vying to provide natural gas to customers in Lebanon and Hanover, a group of concerned Upper Valley residents has come together to draw attention to the need for community involvement in decisions that could shape the region’s energy future. In particular, the group known as Energy and Climate …

The Outside Story: This Fall, Bears Are Gorging Themselves on Apples

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last week, a black bear in a blaze orange collar showed up in our yard. Two cubs followed close behind. The sow paused to observe the house, then led her cubs up across our field and down into a small stand of apple trees beside the road. There the family feasted on piles …

Stepping Stones

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bruce Streeter, of Orford, guided his Belgian draft horses Mike, left, and Bert up Gile Mountain, where a team of volunteers waited to unload the large stones that soon will be steps in eroded spots of the trail …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain …

Thetford Barn Destroyed

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Vermont State Police Fire Investigator Larry Smith, left, and Vermont Department of Public Safety Fire Marshal Stan Baranowski look over the remains of a two-story barn in Thetford. Investigators said the fire at the barn at 205 Academy …

Earl John Beede, Jr.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pensacola, Fla. — Earl John Beede, Jr., 75, of Pensacola passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. John was born in Barre, Vt. on Aug. 27, 1939 to Earl, Sr. and Dorothy (Dot) (Clark) Beede. He spent countless hours of his youth on the baseball fields in Post …

A Boost at Boot Camp: Piermont Woman Helps Others Get Fit

Monday, August 24, 2015

West Fairlee — Looking back on the six years or so since committing herself to a healthier lifestyle, Brandi Bissonnette wishes she’d had more group support to help guide her along. Now 100 pounds lighter and a certified …

Double Option: Olympians Have Willing Replacements at Quarterback

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Since his time playing in the Bradford Bulldogs youth football program, Dametres Perry had been friend and quarterback Tristan Longmoore’s favorite target. This fall, Perry will take his best crack at replacing him. Longmoore — …

Down River

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

East Thetford residents Tracy Borst, left, and Karen Rogers ride a small raft downstream through a series of rapids on the White River near South Royalton while waiting for their ride to pick them up. Valley News — …

‘He Demanded Integrity’: Longtime Oxbow, Hanover Soccer Coach, Mentor Mike Callanan Dies

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Upper Valley soccer community is mourning the death of longtime coach and mentor Mike Callanan, who was found dead in his Hanover apartment on Saturday, the victim of an apparent heart attack. He was 72. Memorial services …

James Warren Fowle

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Thetford, Vt. — James Warren Fowle of Thetford died peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2015, surrounded by family, friends and music. Jim was an art history professor who organized his life so that he had plenty of time for his family and friends, as well as his flower …

Thetford Wall Fines Hit $26,000

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thetford — Town officials say they are headed toward mediation with former gubernatorial candidate and longtime Thetford resident Ruth Dwyer, who has racked up more than $26,000 in unpaid fines for refusing to remove a 60-foot-by-24-foot partition in …